Travel Guide : Marawi, Iligan and Ozamiz City - How To Get There, Accommodations, Transportation, Expenses, Itinerary and Contact Details


Ozamiz to Iligan City
Take a tricycle from the airport to the Integrated Bus and Jeepney Terminal (60 PHP). Then take a bus bound for Cagayan de Oro City. The bus crosses Panguil bay via a ferry boat (25 PHP) from Ozamiz City to Mukas port in Lanao del Norte. Get off at Iligan City. Travel time is about 1.5 hours, fare is 70 pesos.

Iligan to Marawi City
Take a Marawi bound van or jeepney at the Southbounf Terminal in Iligan City. Travel time is about an hour and fare is 50 pesos on a jeepney.

Iligan to MSU Main Campus
You can take a jeepney bound for MSU at the Southbound Terminal in Iligan City. Travel time is about an hour and fare is 50 pesos. Aga Khan Museum and King Faisal Mosque are within walking distance when you're already inside the campus. There are also tricycle that can take you around MSU for 8 pesos per ride.

To Tinago Falls, Iligan City
From the city proper, take a Buru-un route jeepney. Tell the driver to drop you at the Buru-un Market (talipapa). Fare is 13.00 PHP and travel time is about 15 minutes. From there, take a habal-habal (motorcycle) and ask the driver to take you to Tinago Falls. Fare is 25.00 PHP each.

To Mimbalut Waterfalls, Iligan City
From the city proper, take a Buru-un route jeepney. Tell the driver to drop you at Iligan City National School of Fisheries or simply at the corner road to Mimbalut. Fare is 13.00 PHP and travel time is about 15-20 minutes. From there, take a habal-habal (motorcycle) and ask the driver to take you to the falls or you may walk for a few minutes by taking the off road trail beside the School.

To NPC Nature's Park, Iligan City
From the city proper, take a jeepney bound for Buru-un. Tell the driver to drop you at the crossing going to Maria Cristina Falls. Fare is about 12.00 pesos and travel time is around 15-20 minutes.

To Maria Christina Falls, Iligan City
It is located 8.5 kilometers away southwest of the city proper. From the city proper, take a jeepney bound for Buru-un. Tell the driver to drop you at the crossing going to Maria Cristina Falls. Fare is about 12.00 pesos and travel time is around 15-20 minutes. Then walk towards the NPC complex for about 5-10 minutes.

To Cotta Fort, Shrine and Beach Ozamiz City
They are all located located near Ozamiz City Port. From the city center, you can take a leisurely walk to the fort for about 10-15 minutes or take a tricycle and the driver can bring you there for 10 pesos each.


There are a number of accommodations available in Iligan and Ozamiz City, from expensive hotels and resorts to cheap and affordable hostels, inns, pension and lodging houses. If you are on a tight budget (like me), the cheapest hostel could be the Zitro Guest House in Iligan and Country Lodge in Ozamiz City.

  • Address: Corner Echiverri & San Miguel Streets, Iligan City
  • Room Rates: starts at 400 PHP per night for a double air-conditioned room with private toilet and bath.
  • Notes: As it is located at the town proper, it is very accessible and near the business establishments. Spacious rooms but not so clean.Toilet and bath is big but not well kept. Television set is not working properly. Air-con is cool. It was ok, but I do not highly recommend this when staying in Iligan.
Other Options: StayLite Suites Pine Tree St, San Miguel Village, Pala-o, Iligan City (0923) 735-5893 D' Morvie Suites Andres Bonifacio Ave., Saray Iligan City 221 8660 / 225 4780 Corporate Inn Boutique Hotel 5 Sparrow St., Isabel Village, Pala-o, Iligan City 0916-7888457 Maria Cristina Hotel Gen. Aguinaldo St., Poblacion, Iligan City 221-5308 / 221-3352 / 492-3352 Celadon Pensionne House Rotonda Road, San Miguel Village, Pala-o Iligan City 221 0711 Bed Asia Inn Constantino Badelles St. Ext., Pala-o Iligan City 221 0559 Rene's Diner & Pension House Andrada Compound, Roxas Ave. Ext., Mahayahay 221-3701 / 221-8360 First Choice Guest House Milestone Drive cor Pinesville St., San Miguel, Iligan City 221 0615 COUNTRY LODGE, Ozamiz City
  • Address: Ledesma Extension, Ozamiz City
  • Contact No.: (088) 521-0472
  • Room Rates: starts at 100 PHP per night per person for a double non-air conditioned room with common toilet and bath.
  • Notes: It is located around 500 meters away from the city proper. But with a short tricycle ride, you can get to the business establishments, church and Gaisano Mall. Spacious and clean rooms. Toilet and bath is ok. I recommend this when visiting Ozamiz City. Perfect for budget travelers like me.
Other Options: Badong Pension House Abanil, Ozamiz City (088) 5211631 Asian Hotel Capistrano cor. Parojinog Sts. Ozamiz City (088) 5211424 Minerva Tourist Inn Washington St., Ozamiz City (088) 5210065 67 Boulevard Pension House Gallardo St., Ozamiz City Hilbon Hotel Don Anselmo Bernard Ave. Ozamiz City (088) 5210351 Holiday Tourist Inn Cebedo Cor. Blumentritt St., Ozamiz City (088) 5210073 Plaza Beatriz Hotel Port Road, Ozamiz City (088) 5211394 Naomi's Tourist Inn Banadero Hi-way, Ozamiz City (088) 5210024 Palace Hotel Rizal Ave. Cor. Juan Luna St., Ozamiz City (088) 5210573 Royal Garden Hotel Burgos St.., Ozamiz City (088) 5210008 You may also click here for other accommodations in Ozamiz City. EXPENSES

NAIA Terminal 3 Fee
Tricycle Fare, Airport to bus terminal
Ferry Ticket, Ozamiz to Mukas
Terminal Fee
Bus Fare, Ozamiz - Iligan
Jeepney, Iligan to Marawi
Jeepney, Marawi - Iligan
Jeepney ride to the city proper
Accommodation in Iligan (1 night)

Jeepney fare to Tinago Falls
Habal-habal ride
Donation for Tinago (optional)
Habal-habal to Minablut and NPC park
Entrance Fee, NPC Nature's Park
Shuttle fee
NPC to City Proper
Jeepney, City proper to Bus Terminal
Bus Fare, Iligan - Mukas Port
Ferry ride
Accomodation in Ozamiz (1 night)

Tricycle fare to the airport
Ozamiz Airport Terminal Fee





PHP 1,945
ITINERARY Here's my suggested itinerary for a 3-day weekend getaway in Biliran. DAY 1 06:00 AM - ETD in Manila 07:30 AM - ETA in Ozamiz City 08:00 AM - ETA in Bus Terminal / Breakfast in Ozamiz City 08:30 AM - ETD for Iligan City 10:00 AM – ETA in Iligan City Bus Terminal 10:30 AM – ETD for Marawi City 11:30 AM - ETA in Marawi City 12:00 NN - Lunch 01:00 PM - Explore MSU, Aga Khan Museum and King Faisal Mosque 04:00 PM - ETD for Iligan City 05:00 PM – ETA in Iligan City / Check-in 06:00 PM – Explore City Plaza and Night Market 07:30 PM – Dinner 09:00 PM – Lights out / Sleep DAY 2 06:00 AM - Wake-up / Prepare 07:00 AM - Breakfast 08:00 AM - ETD for Tinago Falls 08:45 AM - ETA in Tinago Falls / Swimming 10:00 AM - ETD for Mimbalut Falls 10:30 AM - ETA in Mibalut Falls / Explore 11:00 AM - ETD for NPC Nature's Park 11:30 AM - ETA in NPC Nature's Park / Explore 01:00 PM - Lunch 02:00 PM - View Maria Christina Falls 03:00 PM - ETD for Iligan City proper 03:30 PM - ETA in Iligan City proper / Check-out 04:00 PM - ETD for Ozamiz City 06:00 PM - ETA in Ozamiz City / Check-in 07:00 PM - Dinner DAY 3 06:00 AM - Wake-up / Prepare 07:00 AM - Breakfast 08:00 AM - Immaculate Conception Cathedral 08:45 AM - Cotta Fort 09:30 AM - Cotta Shrine 10:00 AM - Cotta Beach and Plaza de los Jesuitas 11:00 AM - Back at the hostel / Freshen-up 12:00 NN - Check-out 01:00 PM - ETA at Ozamiz City Airport 02:00 PM - ETD for Manila 03:30 PM - ETA in Manila For additional information on Where To Go, What to do, Where To Shop and Dine, Where To Stay in: Marawi City, you may click here. Iligan City, click here, here, here or here. Ozamiz City, click here, here, here or here. CONTACT DETAILS Marawi City Tourism Office Contact # 0948-9772608 Lanao del Sur Provincial Tourism Office Office of the Regional Governor Contact # 09209377021 Iligan City Tourism Office Contact # (063) 221-3426 www.iligan.gov.ph Lanao del Norte Provincial Tourism Office Contact # (063) 341-5241, (063) 341-5804 Fax: (063) 341-5345 www.lanaodelnorte.gov.ph Ozamiz City Tourism Office Contact # (088) 521-0270 www.ozamiz.gov.ph Misamis Occidental Provincial Tourism Office Contact # (088) 5311530 / 5311062 ALSO READ: A LOCAL'S GUIDE TO ILIGAN CITY: 8 Tips and Tricks for First-Timers


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dong ho said...

whoa! detalyadong detalyado

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Kudos to you Mervz! This is such a comprehensive guide. I notice your Lakbayan Map's getting shaded real quick :)

glentot said...

Ay nanjan pala ang Maria Cristina Falls...

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@dong ho - ahaha! thanks Dom! :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Pinay Travel Junkie - i shaded it by province... medyu nagka-sunod sunod mga travels lately eh... hehehe! thanks Gay! :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@glentot - yeah, it's in Iligan City... :)

Ding said...

sipag mong maglista-lista! LOL!

Pinoy Adventurista said...

@Ding - medyo lang po... hehehe! thanks... :)

La Vie Magnifique said...

Thanks for the info! We're also planning a trip from Ozamiz to Iligan next year :D

La Vie Magnifique said...

hi. do you have details on the ferry times from ozamiz to iligan and back? we only found the site of Cokaliong Shipping and we're hoping that there are alternative times. thanks

Pinoy Adventurista said...

i think that would be every hour... the ride only takes 20-30 minutes... Mukas - Ozamiz and VV

Anonymous said...

How about Davao Airport to Marawi City?

bbqvinegar said...

wala po bang NPA jan? Safe magtravel alone jan ang babae?

Sarah said...

hi. thanks for the info! do you happen to know if may byahe sila as early as 2am or 4am thanks! :)

krystel said...

ohh.. this blog was really nice...

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